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Koula Pre-Arrest Interview Played for Jury

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Testimony continued Tuesday in the trial of Eric Koula.

The 42-year old West Salem man is accused of killing each of his parents with a single, gunshot wound to the head on May 21, 2010 at their home in Barre Mills.

The state alleges Koula's motive was to collect an inheritance and solve his own financial problems.

Among the lead investigators on the case was now-retired agent John Christopherson, formerly of Wisconsin's Department of Criminal Investigations.

Christopherson spent some seven hours on the stand Monday and Tuesday, with the hot topic of discussion being an interview he conducted with Koula on July 29, 2010.

Christopherson testified Tuesday he had hoped to provoke a confession, or at least some sort of admissions, from Koula during the interview.

Koula was arrested for the killings of his parents later that day.

But throughout the interview, Koula maintained he was not the one who shot Dennis and Merna dead at their home on Fox Hollow Dr.

He also neglected to point the finger at anyone else when asked about potential suspects.

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